I received an email saying that I had been selected in Minnesota to get a $ 1,000 VISA credit card by completing a survey. I never believed the offer but went along to see where it went and what I could find about these guys.
But then after the survey was completed and they got all my demographic information for free (which unfortunately for the ad sponsor was not very accurate), they said that I had to do one more step to win the 1,000. They presented a few offers including Fingerhut (the only one I remember - sorry Fingerhut) which were available for $ 0.00 and that once this was completed that the 1,000 VISA will be delivered. It is here that I decided to apply for a credit card for Fingerhut. Bad mistake.
They accessed my credit report and apparently passed on my information to Fingerhut, but apparently not all the information because Fingerhut did not approve the card and asked for more information. However, Fingerhut probably knows who these people are and probably they paid them for the information. Well, to make the story short, after the application was completed there were more steps... interminable...
to be able to get the 1,000 VISA.
I never believed in the promotion and only got to the first step but I wonder how many people would continue making applications or buying products to get something that will not be available to anyone. This type of advertising should not be allowed and companies like Fingerhut should not be associated with these unscrupulous people.
Product or Service Mentioned: Fingerhut Advertisement.
I didn't like: Associated with a fraudulent promotion activity.